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“Another stay, this one not quite perfect but still very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge
Ranked #52 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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374 reviews
119 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Another stay, this one not quite perfect but still very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I stayed at the Doubletree again this week. Was able to park right near the door, which was nice. The desk was crowded and uncharacteristically disorganized. It got sorted out and I was given a nice warm cookie and a room overlooking the river.

This room seemed a bit more tired than some of the ones in which I have stayed, so maybe they are redoing some and have not gotten to others. For example, the phone in the living room was old looking, had a frayed line and kept disconnecting. This did not prompt an offer to swap out a new phone, and since I just used the other one, did not push it. Before, though, it always has seemed to me that the staff was more proactive.

My room service came as promised and was good. Like all room service it was expensive. Aside from the hotel retaurants, you are fairly well isolated unless you want to take a shuttle or drive somewhere, and it was late, dark and cold.

The Honors continental breakfast was good. The servers were busy conversing, so I got my own mug, and then had to take a spoon off another table, too. This is not the norm. The food was good and I am always grateful for the free wifi and included breakfast.

While some of the little details were lacking, this is still a fine hotel, well-located off the Mass Pike and close to Cambridge and Boston.

Room Tip: River view is such a treat; the crews are practicing and it is pretty
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Our suite was very comfortable. We could walk to the Harvard Stadium for the football game. It was nice that the hotel provided snacks and coffee service in the room and fresh, warm , chocolate chip cookies at the desk.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Enjoyed a one night stay in Cambridge at the DoubleTree Suites. It's likely that this was once an Embassy Suites property, as the open atrium/glass elevator architecture look familiar. A little tricky to find our way into the parking lot - but that's typical Cambridge driving - GPS wasn't great help. Parking is pricey, but also typical Cambridge cost.

The room was great! Booked through the Hilton website, and took the option for a 'subject to availability' reduced rate upgrade for a corner, riverview suite for $30 more? WELL worth the extra cost! View of the Harvard boat house was terrific - and we watched the crews out working hard on Saturday morning.

Bar food was... Ok. Prices? Typical. Service was good, responsive and friendly, though. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet (which was included in our 'bed and breakfast' rate). Front desk staff members were friendly and fun!

There was a drumming convention of some sort the night we stayed - but we had no trouble with noise in the room (10th floor).

Overall - recommended if you're looking for value, comfortable lodgings near the universities. Shuttle is available to take you to Kendall Square, other venues in Cambridge.

Room Tip: If you use the Hilton website to book, you can have the option for a 'pre-purchased' lower r...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed here twice during our tour of New England - at the beginning and at the end of the trip. This is a great place to stay in Boston. It is right on the Charles River so you can watch the crews rowing in the morning. It is in walking distance of MIT, Boston University and even Fenway (yes, we like to walk!). The hotel has a free shuttle that will get you to Harvard or to downtown Boston. This service is great so you don't need a hotel right in downtown Boston. The staff at the front desk is very helpful and room service is very responsive. The on-premise restaurant is a great place for breakfast. They have a continental breakfast buffet or a full breakfast buffet. While you can order off the menu, the buffets are the way to go. A good value for a great breakfast. I'd stay here the next time in Boston.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pleasant Grove, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Enjoyed our stay at the DoubleTree Suites in Boston. It's kind of out of the way, yet close to everything in Boston as well. The rooms were nice, the staff was accommodating. They helped us with getting to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. Plus the cost of the room was very reasonable for Boston. Would stay here in a heartbeat in the future!

Room Tip: If you can, get a room with a River view. Very nice!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Freeport, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here when visiting our Daughter at College. On the River, great views- easy walk across Bridge to everything. Beautiful rooms and very comfortable beds.
Loved the fact that it was reasonable with out being outside the city.
Hilton properties are always fantastic!

Room Tip: Choose a room high up overlooking the river
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed here one night when we were exploring Boston. I thought the location was very convenient; it is right off the main road and we were able to walk to the subway (took 10 minutes or so). The staff was helpful in giving directions and the concierge went out of his way to help us after we'd checked out and needed back into our room to get my husband's jacket. The hotel seemed a little dead but that was fine by us!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge
Address: 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, Boston, MA 02134-1893
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Boston
#43 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#46 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All-suite Boston hotel located on the banks of Charles River just minutes to Harvard University and Harvard Square. Enjoy an array of amenities in our 308 suites with separate living and sleeping areas, full sofa beds, refrigerators, and Flat Screen TVs. Complimentary basic wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel (faster speeds are available for a fee). As the only hotel that offers complimentary shuttle service to both Boston and Cambridge - you will enjoy the best of both worlds when you stay with us. ... more   less 
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